Written answers

Monday, 11 January 2010

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he will make...

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of his...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in his Department in each year since 2007; and how much his Department spent on the fees of third...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Clergy: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what response he has made to the submission by Joe Rice, a solicitor acting on behalf of persons who when children were victims of abuse in...

    • Departmental Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what powers (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) have to impose administrative...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e)...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which websites his Department's staff are blocked from accessing from departmental networked computers.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on (a) alcohol and (b) entertainment in the last 12 months.

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what remuneration, including all categories of pay and allowances, has been paid to (a) the Chairman and (b) members of the Northern Ireland...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) worked for the NIHRC in 2009.

  • Prime Minister

    • Domestic Visits: Wales

      To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) date, (b) destination and (c) purpose was of each visit to Wales made by the Prime Minister in each year since May 2005.

    • London Summit on Yemen

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has had discussions with President Obama on organisation of the London summit on Yemen.

      Political Broadcasting

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to hold a televised debate with the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition in his official capacity as Prime Minister.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Prime Minister what citizens' juries or summits he has attended since June 2007; and what the (a) date and (b) subject was of each such event.

  • Olympics

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she plans to allocate funds for the installation of electric car charging points in the construction site of the Olympic village.

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether there are plans to mark the previous Olympic Games held in London during the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of hosting the London 2012 (a) Olympic and (b) Paralympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Hotels

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she plans to seek to increase the availability of hotel accommodation in London for the duration of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Job Creation

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many new jobs had been created as a consequence of the hosting of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the latest date for which figures are...

      Olympic Games 2012: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she is taking to ensure the North West region obtains a legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has plans to increase the frequency of (a) rail and (b) bus services between London and the other Olympic sites in 2012.

      Olympic Games in 2012: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive on the contribution of Northern...

      Olympic Games in 2012: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister of the Scottish Executive on the contribution of Scotland to the hosting of the London 2012...

      Olympic Games in 2012: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government on the contribution of Wales to the hosting of the Olympic Games...

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics for how many days (a) she and (b) officials of her Office expect to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in February in the course of their...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much he expects his Department to spend on (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print and (d) online advertising in (i) 2009-10 and...

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on (a) print, (b) online, (c) television and (d) radio advertising in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was claimed in (a) travel and (b) other expenses by (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department in each of the last...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in the...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff of each grade work for his Department at each location on services which it has contracted out; who the contractors and...

      Ruth Mackenzie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the job specification is of his Department's expert adviser Ruth Mackenzie; what the difference is between a special adviser and an...

      Visits Abroad: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in the Leeds city area claimed attendance allowance in each of the last five years; (2) how many people in Leeds West...

    • Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times cold weather payments have been triggered in post code (a) FK10 and (b) PH1 since October 2009.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long on average elapsed between the occurrence of weather conditions triggering cold weather payments and such payments being made in 2008-09.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account is taken of wind chill factors in the triggering of cold weather payments.

      Cold Weather Payments: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions cold weather payments have been triggered in MK post codes since October 2009.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what discussions her Department has had with local authorities on proposals to rename council tax benefit as council tax rebate; (2)...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many overseas training courses were attended by her Department's civil servants in the latest period for which figures are available; how...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of individuals undergoing a work capability assessment following an application for employment and support...

      Housing Benefit: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many rapid reclaims of housing benefit took more than 10 days to process (a) nationally and (b) in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire...

      Incapacity Benefit: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance claimants there were in South West Bedfordshire constituency on the...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former miners have submitted claims for industrial injuries benefit for osteoarthritis of the knee to date; how many such claims have...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 48W, on local housing allowance, if she...

      Personal Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the economies of scale which will be generated by funds under...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the effect on the level of poverty among pensioners of paying all people reaching the state pension age in 2012-13 the...

      Unemployment: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she has taken to reduce levels of unemployment in Leeds West constituency amongst disabled people since 2001; and if she will make a...

      Waste Disposal: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1337W, on waste disposal: safety, if she will request the Health and...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Tamworth constituency are in receipt of winter fuel allowance; and how much her Department paid to such pensioners in...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of households in Tamworth constituency who will receive the (a) £250 and (b) £400 winter...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average time is taken for Atos Healthcare to deliver to the business user of the medical services contract a report following a work...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether all border guards who will operate the new full-body scanners at Heathrow airport have been subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the review of aviation security announced in December 2009 to report.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the implications of the provisions of child protection legislation for the use of full-body scanners at...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what date he has set for equipping of all UK international airports with full body scanners.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the first full body scanner in a UK airport is scheduled to start operation.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will assess the compatibility with child protection legislation of the operation of full body scanners in UK airports; and if he will...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department plans to make available to UK airports for the installation of full body scanners.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to issue guidance on operating the full body scanners proposed to be installed at UK airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the body scanners to be deployed at airports will use passive millimetre wave technology.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether individuals who wish not to use body scanners at airports will be able to opt for a manual pat down search.

      Aviation: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what steps he has taken to ensure an adequate supply of airport and aircraft de-icing fluid during the current cold weather; (2) what...

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) over-60 year olds and (b) disabled people resident in Tamworth constituency made use of free off-peak bus travel in the...

      Corby Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many passengers (a) boarded and (b) alighted from trains at Corby railway station on each day since 8 September 2009.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and (ii) location of...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency database was accessed by (a) police forces, (b) other public agencies and...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his policy is on allowing private companies access to information on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency database for commercial...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which (a) police forces, (b) other public agencies and (c) private companies are permitted access to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what proposals are under consideration for the provision of alternative services to Eurostar using the Channel Tunnel rail link; when such...

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2007; and how much (i)...

      Kettering Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many passengers travelling (a) north and (b) south on the Midland mainline (i) boarded and (ii) alighted from trains at Kettering...

      M6

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) if he will require the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency to meet residents in Walsall North constituency who are adversely...

      M6

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) officials in the Secretary of State's private office have had with the Chief...

      M6

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) for what reasons residents in Walsall North constituency likely to be adversely affected by current work authorised by the Highways...

      Motor Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what regulations govern requirements about the location of lights on vehicles to demonstrate the dimensions of the vehicle.

      Motorways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many motorway inter-junction links there are on (a) motorways and (b) dual carriageways in England.

      Public and Commercial Services Union

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the staff-in-post figure is for those grades of staff in relation to which the Public and Commercial Services Union is recognised in...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons rail franchises specify required revenue protection systems.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what mechanisms are in place to prevent the loss of concessionary travel facilities for former employees of a rail business which becomes...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings his Department has had with the Department of Energy and Climate Change on policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from...

      Railways: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent on rail transport in West Yorkshire since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 544W, on road salting and gritting, when he plans to publish his...

      Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with the (a) Highways Agency and (b) Salt Union on the distribution of salt to the Highways Agency and local...

      Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what agreements are in place between the Highways Agency and local authorities for the provision of assistance to authorities which require...

      Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 859W, on roads: snow and ice, how many snow ploughs the Highways...

      Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress has been made in implementing the proposals of the UK Roads Liaison Group in relation to severe winter weather; and if he will...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that local highway authorities are fully compensated by utility companies for the additional maintenance...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what plans he has to reduce the number of unlicensed minicab drivers; (2) what estimate has been made of the number of unlicensed...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when his Department plans to announce the successful bidder for the Thameslink rolling stock contract.

      Traffic Lights

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of replacing all traffic lights with incandescent bulbs with light emitting diodes.

      Transport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what target he has set for the construction of miles of new (a) road and (b) rail by 2015.

      Transport: EC Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the outcome was of the December EU Transport Council, with particular reference to the discussions on intelligent transport systems;...

      West Coast Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much has been spent on West Coast Main Line stations in 2009-10 to date; (2) what funds remain to be spent on West Coast Main...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of implementing the European Commission's proposal for a voluntary community animal...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hereford of 7 December 2009, Official Report, columns 6-7W, on animal welfare:...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of implementation in the UK of the Biodiversity Action Plan.

      Christmas Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b)...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to his Department was of holding the Waste and Resources Action Programme exhibition in the Palace of...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letter from Derf Paton of Ramley Road, Lymington on Wightlink and the Lymington River, dated 8...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) are employed by and (b) work for his Department.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) alcohol and (ii) entertainment in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there has been any nugatory cost to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies arising from tendered procurement in...

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) scientific advisers and (b) civil servants in scientific posts there are in his Department.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in his Department and its agencies in each of the last 12 months for which...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent (a) discussions he has had with and (b) representations he has received from (i) his EU counterparts and...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 47W, on domestic...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1282W, on domestic...

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that staff who drive (a) a vehicle for which (i) his Department and (ii) one of its...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of zero exemption fees and small scale activities relating to environmental...

      Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of waste he estimates was illegally fly-tipped in each year from 2004 to date, broken down by (a) the nature of...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value and (b) volume of imports of (i) wheat, (ii) barley, (iii) fresh...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value and (b) volume of exports of (i) wheat, (ii) barley, (iii) fresh...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for food wastage; what his estimate is of the amount and proportion of...

      Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1284W, on geographical...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department and its predecessor have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b)...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to introduce a ban on the trimming of the beaks of laying hens in England from January 2011.

      Tuna: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's negotiating position is on the proposal to include Atlantic bluefin tuna (thunnus thynnus) on Appendix...

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 18 May 2009, Official Report, columns 1138-9W, on the Waste...

      Waste and Resources Action Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the written ministerial statement of 24 November 2009, Official Report, columns 48-9WS, on departmental...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the likely change to customer bills following the transfer of private sewers and drains...

  • Home Department

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the energy efficiency rating is of each of his Department's buildings in London.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks his Department and its agencies have recorded as (i) stolen and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 522W, on departmental expenditure, on what dates conference...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) cost was of each of the last four away days attended by a Minister in his Department; and which...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) subject to deportation proceedings and (b) deported on national security grounds in each year since 2001.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many industrial tribunals relating to his Department have been held in each of the last five years; and what the total cost was of such...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest time taken to process an asylum application from a former Iraqi locally employed civilian awaiting an asylum decision has...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps his Department has taken to expedite the asylum process for those Iraqi locally employed civilians who are awaiting a...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry visas for students attending colleges which were subsequently closed on the intervention of the UK Border Agency were issued...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students have been (a) served with enforcement notices and (b) deported since the implementation of Tier 4 of the points-based...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 481W, on entry clearances: overseas students, how many and what...

      Flanagan Review of Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the recommendations of the Flanagan Review of Policing have (a) been implemented (i) in full and (ii) in part and (b) not been...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on hotel accommodation for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in each of the last...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been referred to the human trafficking national referral mechanism by local authorities in (a) Scotland, (b)...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what gender-sensitive policies and procedures his Department implements in respect of women held at immigration removal centres.

      Intercept as Evidence Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) staging mock trials to test the viability of intercept evidence in court and (b) other...

      Macfarlan Smith

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answers of 10 December 2007, Official Report, columns 213-15W and 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 211W on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 7 October 2009 concerning South African nationals,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr A. Ahmad.

      Northamptonshire Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) civilian staff there were in Northamptonshire Constabulary in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evaluation his Department has made of the effects of the joint Home Office/Department for Transport/Association of Chief Police Officers...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the number of forms police officers are required to complete in respect of each prosecution; what recent...

      Police: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Olympics on the policing of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with (a) the Council of Europe and (b) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on measures to...

      Reducing Bureaucracy Practitioners Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the Reducing Bureaucracy Practitioners Group has met since December 2008; and at how many of those meetings were (a)...

      Reducing Bureaucracy Practitioners Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made developing a website for the Reducing Bureaucracy Practitioners Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Reducing Bureaucracy Practitioners Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals the Reducing Bureaucracy Practitioners Group have made; which of those have been adopted; and if he will make a statement.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has (a) considered and (b) upheld on the misuse of powers under the Regulation of...

      Right of Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) bodies and (b) officials are authorised to carry out inspections and investigations of private houses and premises...

      Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each of the four national security categories have been informed by the Metropolitan Police that their voicemails had been...

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance has been issued to police forces on use of powers under anti-terrorism legislation to stop and search people taking photographs.

      Travel: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether airlines are required under the e-Borders scheme to provide credit card or bank details of passengers; and what categories of...

      Travel: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the list of Other Passenger Information required by the e-Borders programme.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which countries the UK Border Agency has offices (a) co-located and (b) not co-located with the British Embassy, Consulate or High...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue guidance to police forces to take account of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the right to make representations about...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) cost was of each of the last four away days attended by a Minister in his Department;...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) cost was of each of the last four away days held by his Department's Board.

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 197W, on Government hospitality: wines, at which events wine...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the seven person informal leadership group of the...

      Morocco: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the purchase by UK companies of goods from Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print and (d) online advertising in (i) 2009-10 and (ii)...

    • Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey; and what the...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) date, (b) destination and (c) purpose was of each official visit in Wales made by (i) the Secretary of State and (ii) Parliamentary...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many industrial tribunals his Department has been party to in each of the last five years; and what the cost to his Department of such tribunals was in...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) title and (b) purpose is of each proposed legislative consent order scheduled for introduction in the present Parliament which his...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues and (b) Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on policy to promote small business...

      Second Homes: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales with reference to the National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government) Order 2010, and paragraph 43 of the Explanatory...

      Second Homes: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations his Department has received on the effects of the National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government)...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many industrial tribunals his Department has been party to in each of the last five years; and what the cost to his...

    • Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the mean age of a first-time buyer of a domestic property.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's policy is on the implementation of the proposals of the European Commission on harmonising rules governing...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 472W, on licensing: multiple occupation, on what date...

      National Policy Statements: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish the National Policy Statement on transport infrastructure.

      Regeneration: Radlett

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his decision on the development site at Radlett.

      Social Rented Housing: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to registered social landlords on equalities audits.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Central Office of Information: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much has been spent by the Central Office of Information on advertising in 2009-10.

    • Charity Commission: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what redesigns of websites operated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to...

      Civil Service: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance is provided to civil servants on their involvement in online social media.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in her Department in the last three years; and what the cost to the...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed (a) in total and (b) in local government in the UK at the latest date for which information is available.

      Offenders

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many employees of her Department have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Minister occupied each ministerial residence in each of the last three years.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what her most recent estimate is of the (a) mean and (b) median gross annual pay by place of (i) residence and (ii) work for people in areas...

  • Women and Equality

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether the (a) Equality and Human Rights Commission and (b) Government Equalities Office has provided guidance to local authorities on the...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much money the Equality and Human Rights Commission has paid to OH Communications in each of the last two financial years.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Title Indexing

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 378W, on dignity at work, when the Equality and Human Rights Commission will...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with reference to the answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 503W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: manpower, what full-time...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with reference to the answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 503W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: manpower, how many full-time...

      Equality: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will place in the Library a copy of the reasoned opinion of the European Commission on the compliance of the UK's equality legislation with the...

      EU Anti-Discrimination Legislation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on UK compliance with EU anti-discrimination legislation; and if she will make a statement.

      Gender Pay Difference

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent assessment she has made of the gender pay difference in Hampshire.

      Homosexuality: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent steps the Government Equalities Office has taken in respect of the human rights of gay and lesbian people.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Child Care Vouchers: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department holds on the number of child care providers in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) West...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the effect of withdrawing the tax exemption for employer supported child care on the...

      Class Sizes: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size in schools in Leeds North West constituency was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what redesigns of websites operated by his Department there have been since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Children and Learners Strategic Advisers posts there are in his Department; when each such post was created; and what...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many working days were lost due to illness of employees within his Department in each of the last three years; and how many of...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in post-16 education in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire are in receipt of education...

      Entry to Employment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his plans are for the future of the e2e programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Entry to Employment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the January Guarantee of Entry to Employment places for those not in...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of widening access to free school meals for children of low-income parents...

      GCSE: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of students (a) achieved (i) no GCSEs, (ii) five GCSEs at grade A* to C, (iii) English GCSE at grade A* to C,...

      Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital expenditure his Department has incurred in Leeds West constituency in the last three years.

      Ofsted: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the remit is of the independent adjudicator in respect of the Ofsted complaints system.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attended (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) five and (e) 10 primary schools in the most recent year for...

      Primary Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether local authorities with projected rises in pupil numbers are able to use funding from the Primary Capital Programme to...

      Pupils Exclusions: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals were given (i) permanent and (ii)...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in each school were entitled to free school meals on the latest date for which figures...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local authority area he has visited since his appointment; and on what date...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools have been refurbished through the Primary Capital Programme; how many of them were found to have asbestos...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entrants there were to (a) primary school and (b) secondary school teaching through (i) the Graduate Teacher Programme,...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what methodology will be used to determine the cost to local authorities which do not reduce their emissions below their baseline of...

    • Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of the outcomes of the Copenhagen climate change conference on his Department's policies.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was spent by his Department on conferences it organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of the last three years; and...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what pay band his Department's chief information officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many day's sickness absence have been taken by staff in his Department in each month of 2009-10; and at what cost.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the unit cost of (a) subsidising and (b) funding the provision of (i) energy-efficient light...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since its inception; and...

      Natural Environment Research Council: University of East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Natural Environment Research Council has provided in grants, subsidies or awards to the University of East Anglia in each...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of Seagen's tidal stream project technology located in Strangford Lough and its...

  • Defence

    • Equipment and Vehicles: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether new equipment and vehicles being introduced for use in Afghanistan are available for pre-deployment training.

    • Skill Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has provided support to Skill Force to place former service training personnel in employment in secondary schools in Nottingham.

      Southern Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the implications for UK forces in southern Afghanistan of the recent US decision on troop numbers.

      Security Situation: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Afghanistan.

      Veteran Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support provided by his Department to service personnel leaving the armed forces; and if he will...

      UK-US Defence Cooperation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the ratification of the UK-US defence co-operation treaty.

      Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security threat posed by the Taliban in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 90W, on the Royal Air Force: military bases, what provision of the Data Protection...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of waterproof clothing issued to members of the armed services.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will introduce the taped seam clothing specification developed for waterproof clothing as part of his Department's Personal Equipment and Common...

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel are assigned to duties in Colombia.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the future of manufacturing of Chinook helicopters in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the first Chinook reverted from HC3 to HC2 will be deployed to Afghanistan.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many combat-ready helicopters are stationed at the British Sovereign Base Area of (a) Akrotiri and (b) Dhekelia.

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the high security vehicles for the transfer of special nuclear materials are still in service.

      Yemen: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK armed forces personnel are based in Yemen; and what their role is.

  • International Development

    • Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2007; and how much...

    • Overseas Aid: Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make provision of aid by his Department to Uganda conditional on a removal of anti-homosexual legislation and ending of...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress has been made on deciding upon air access options for St Helena.

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials of his Department are presently seconded to support Tony Blair in his role as Middle East peace envoy; what...

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department last met Tony Blair in his capacity as Middle East peace envoy.

      World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department's assessment of the benefits of the World Food Programme has changed in the last three years.

      World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reason the UK contribution to the World Food Programme has been reduced in real terms since 2008; on what projects or...

  • Health

    • Alcoholism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related admissions there were for 16 to 24 years olds in (a) Northamptonshire, (b) the East Midlands and (c) England in each of the...

    • Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to implement the recommendations of the NHS Human Tissue Authority Research Project entitled "Routine examination of the...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the number of people who have left full-time employment in the last three years to become a carer.

      Carers: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in Tamworth constituency and aged over 60 were registered as carers in each year since 2007.

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of children between (a) five and 10 and (b) 11 and 16 years old have been diagnosed as clinically overweight in (i) England and (ii)...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many children under the age of 16 years old in (a) Leicester and (b) England were classified as (i) overweight and (ii) obese at the latest...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients qualified for continuing healthcare in each primary care trust area in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in the last 12 months; and...

      Diabetes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of 16 years old are being treated for diabetes in (a) England, (b) Leicester and (c) the East Midlands.

      Diabetes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the link between diet and diabetes in children.

      Diabetes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated for the prevention of diabetes in children in the next 12 months.

      Dieticians: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there were for dieticians in the national health service on average in each of the last five years.

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much PA Consulting is being paid to assist Sir John Temple with his review of medical training under European Working Time Regulations.

      Drugs: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of inmates of young offenders' institutions were treated for drug addiction in each of the last three years.

      General Practitioners: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to enhance training for general practitioners in musculoskeletal medicine with a view to reducing the length of time...

      Health Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of progress towards implementing the commitments made in the document "The nation's commitment: cross-Government...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the creation of independent provider arms for community care.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Green Paper on Shaping the Future of Care Together did not refer to the Government's policy on there being no cash losers among...

      Hospital Beds: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans there are for (a) the number of bed spaces in Bournemouth hospital and (b) the future of Christchurch hospital.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was between general practitioner referral and treatment in respect of (a) breast cancer, (b) hip replacements, (c)...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2007; and how much (i) his Department...

      Leeds General Infirmary: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed at Leeds General Infirmary in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable has been set for the development of the National Liver Strategy; and when the final strategy will be completed.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to consult (a) patient groups, (b) the public and (c) health care professionals in the development of the National Liver...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of NHS staff have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information on (a) an NHS database and (b) medical records in each of the...

      NHS: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to his Department has been of repairing NHS vehicles that have been filled with the wrong type of fuel in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS staff transferred to a social enterprise will remain in the NHS pension scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reasons are for the time taken by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to recommend new indicators to be considered in the...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent establishing the NHS Graduate Management Scheme for Communications; how many places will be available on this scheme in each of...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of voluntary drivers for NHS health services.

      Pharmacy: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence is consulting on future General Pharmaceutical Council standards; and what recent...

      Radiography: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many interventional radiologists work in each strategic health authority area; and whether his Department has a target for the preferred number of...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department (a) made projections of the number of passengers departing the UK for all seat types which take account of the rise in air passenger...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors were taken into account in determining which flight seat types would be liable for (a) the higher and (b) standard air passenger duty.

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his Icelandic counterpart since 5 January 2010 on compensation to UK investors in Icelandic banks who have lost their...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child benefit applications are being processed for (a) UK nationals, (b) non-UK EEA nationals, (c) A8 EEA nationals, (d) A2 EEA nationals and...

      Child Benefit: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number and (b) the amount of child benefit overpayments caused by the failure of a claimant to notify the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what works and refurbishments to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings that are included in the annual unitary payment have taken...

      Departmental Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and its non-departmental public body has to impose administrative penalties; what the...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs are taking to prevent alcohol duty fraud in the supply chain.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what investigations HM Revenue and Customs are conducting into illicit alcohol supply chains.

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the Financial Services Authority has required independent financial advisers to requalify; and whether it sought legal advice prior to its...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the legislative power used by the Financial Services Authority in requiring independent financial...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many furnished holiday lettings owned by (a) UK residents and (b) residents of other EU member states there are in (i) North Yorkshire and (ii) England.

      Housing: Solihull

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2212W, on housing: valuation, how many properties...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 209W, on council tax: valuation,...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 74W, on housing: valuation, whether the Valuation Office Agency takes into account...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency plans to take steps to increase the proportion of dwellings with (a) dwelling house code and (b) value significant...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 583W, on imports: Israel, whether HM Revenue and Customs has requested from...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 583W, on imports: Israel, what documentation provided in such cases is provided by...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 579W, on agricultural products: Israel, what (a) the importer, (b) the nature of the...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 579W, on agricultural products: Israel, who (a) the importer, (b) the stated place of...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 579W, on agricultural products: Israel, what additional checks HM Revenue and Customs...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 580W, on cosmetics: Israel, how many of the consignments referred to in the answer came...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 580W, on cosmetics: Israel, what steps HM Revenue and Customs takes in such cases to...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 580W, on cosmetics: Israel, how many consignments of produce imported into the UK...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 579W, on agricultural products: Israel, what steps HM Revenue and Customs takes when it...

      Income Tax: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of (a) pensioners and (b) pensioner households that have paid income tax in each year since 1997.

      Inheritance Tax: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross increase in cash terms in revenue from inheritance tax was consequent on the adjustment of inheritance tax valuations following a challenge...

      National Insurance Contributions: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the cost of the proposed increases to national insurance contributions for employers to local government employers in 2010-11.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Church Halls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency undertakes valuations of church halls hired out for social events unconnected with religious worship; and whether...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the Valuation Office Agency (a) has removed all waterfront hereditaments in ports in Hull from the new business rates rating assessment...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the appeals against decisions relating to the new business rates arrangements for ports businesses (a) have and (b) have not resulted in a...

      Offenders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees of his Department and its agencies have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

      Peers: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of Members of the House of Lords who are non-domiciled for tax purposes; and if he will make a...

      Pre-Budget Report 2009

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report, columns 359-71, on the pre-Budget report, when he intends to implement each of the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the pre-Budget report of 9 December 2009, Official Report, columns 359-71, what effect the (a) cap on public sector pay and (b)...

      Public Sector Relocation Independent Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1401W, on public sector relocation: independent review, if he will place in the...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost to a customer was of (a) a call to the Tax Credits Helpline, (b) a call to the Child Benefit Helpline and (c) a personal visit to...

      Revenue and Customs: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Office of Government Commerce Gateway reviews HM Revenue and Customs has performed since 2006; what the title of each such review is; and at which...

      Revenue and Customs: Data

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how long HM Revenue and Customs retains (a) copies of and (b) data contained in tax returns; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the staff at each grade in HM Revenue and Customs in Northern Ireland is from each religious background.

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many complaints of harassment based on a person's (a) race, (b) gender and (c) religion were made against officers of HM Revenue and Customs in...

      Revenue and Customs: Surveillance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many authorisations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 have been (a) made and (b) refused by the authorising officer in HM Revenue...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many callbacks were offered to callers to (a) the Tax Credits public helpline, (b) the Tax Credits intermediaries helpline, (c) the MPs Tax Credits...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps the Tax Credits Helpline is taking to ensure compliance with item 9 of the HM Revenue and Customs charter, on mobile telephone users; (2)...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times a caller had to wait on hold before speaking to an operator on (a) the Tax Credits public helpline, (b) the Tax Credits intermediaries...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of calls made to (a) the Tax Credits public helpline, (b) the Tax Credits intermediaries helpline, (c) the MPs Tax Credits...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many calls were made from a (a) landline telephone and (b) mobile telephone to (i) The tax Credits public helpline, (ii) the Tax Credits...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what average length of time individual callers to (a) the Tax Credit helpline and (b) the Child Benefit helpline were kept on hold in (i) 2005-06,...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of callers to the Tax Credits helpline who rang to say they were returning to work after more than 20 weeks in receipt of incapacity benefit...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 983W, on Welfare Tax credits: telephone services, what recent steps his Department...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had regarding the cost of calling HM Revenue and Customs helplines from mobile telephones; what...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what investigations HM Revenue and Customs has carried out in the last 12 months into those companies which have relocated their headquarters overseas to...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the Exchequer of tax avoidance through employee benefit trusts in the latest period for which figures...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of tax evaded in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the merits of reducing taxes on landlords of empty premises to encourage more tenants to rent those premises; and if he...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received on the taxation of category B3A gaming machines in the last 12 months; (2) whether he has had recent meetings...

      Taxation: Nottingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in Nottingham North constituency the amount of whose tax obligations has been reduced in 2009-10.

      Transfer Pricing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax revenue was collected by HM Revenue and Customs through investigations into transfer pricing in each year since 2003.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 210W, on the valuation office, for...

      Valuation Office Agency: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable has been set for the Valuation Office Agency to make a substantive response to the internal review of Freedom of Information request...

      Valuation Office Agency: Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency's new geographic information system will be linked to its electronic document and records management database.

      Valuation Office Agency: Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what dates the Valuation Office Agency's Geographical Information System Project Board has met since its establishment.

      Valuation Office Agency: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what mechanism data from building commencement and building control notices are sent to the Valuation Office Agency by local authorities.

      Valuation Office Agency: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 210W, on the Valuation Office Agency:...

      Valuation Office Agency: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the timetable is for the awarding of HM Revenue and Customs with contract notice reference 2009/S 200-288191 on providing residential property data for...

      Valuation Office Agency: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 55W, on the Valuation Office Agency: training, from...

      VAT: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs paid in refunds of value added tax to each local authority in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and for what reasons such...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research has been undertaken into the number of tax credits claimants who do not renew their claim or subsequently reclaim and who would still be...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests have been made to expedite individuals' tax credits claims (a) by (i) local authorities, (ii) voluntary agencies, (iii) Jobcentre Plus...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average and (b) highest number of tax credits award notices sent to a unique claimant was in the course of (i) one year and (ii) one month in...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit applications are being processed for (a) UK nationals, (b) non-UK EEA nationals, (c) A8 EEA nationals, (d) A2 EEA nationals and (e)...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of time was between the receipt of an application to his Department for tax credit and the issue of a receipt for the application in...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number and (b) the amount of tax credits overpayments caused by the failure of a claimant to notify the...

  • Justice

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans he has to review the bail accommodation contract with ClearSprings; (2) how many complaints have been received about ClearSprings from...

    • Channel Islands: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice from what energy sources (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey's electricity demands were met in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.

      Criminal Proceedings: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Minister in his Department is responsible for policy to implement proposals in the autism strategy on improving the accessibility of the criminal...

      Crown Dependencies: National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the gross domestic product per capita is for each of the British Crown Dependencies.

      Crown Dependencies: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders currently being held in prisons in each of the Crown Dependencies are serving sentences for drug-related offences.

      Crown Dependencies: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to expand prison capacity in the Crown Dependencies.

      Crown Dependencies: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assistance his Department has provided to rehabilitation programmes for drug addicts serving prison sentences in each of the Crown Dependencies in...

      Dartmoor Prison: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the outcome was of the 2007 scoping study of the number of armed forces veterans who were serving a sentence in HMP Dartmoor.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on debt collection, what representations (a)...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on debt collection, what the timetable is for...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on debt collection, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evaluation...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on (a) Ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear in the last three years for...

      Driving Offences: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the merits of making driving whilst disqualified an offence triable either way.

      Driving Under Influence: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of drivers convicted of offences of driving when under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Gloucestershire were (a)...

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will undertake an impact assessment in respect of the implementation of proposals to conduct the counting of all votes in the general election on...

      Gender Identity Disorder: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, columns 283-4W, on gender identity disorder: prisoners, if he will review the non-health...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many properties in England had a capital value of over £2 million according to records held by the Land Registry on the latest date for which...

      Isle of Man: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the termination of the Isle of Man-United Kingdom Reciprocal Health Agreement.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much and what proportion of the legal aid budget has been spent on fraud cases in the last five years.

      Political Parties and Elections Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1388W, on the Political Parties and Elections Bill, what his plans are for the...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Harborough of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 487-88W, on prisoners' release, how many of...

      Prisoners: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many armed forces veterans are (a) serving a custodial sentence in a prison in England and Wales and (b) the subject of (i) a court order and (ii)...

      Prisoners: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to identify armed forces veterans who are the subject of (a) a court report or (b) admission to custody; and whether he plans advice...

      Prisoners: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what studies his Department has conducted since 2000 into the number of armed forces veterans serving a custodial sentence; and what the outcome of each...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what procedures the Prison Service has in place to enable foreign nationals in UK prisons to vote by post in overseas elections where they have such a right.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of any overlap between the work of probation officers and the work of drug intervention programme teams.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff are employed as part of the Interventions and Substance Misuse Group within the National Offender Management System; and how many were so...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) assessment has been made of the merits and (b) estimate has been made of the costs per prisoner of places in dedicated drug treatment prisons.

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average cost of providing a meal to a prisoner in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison governors have reported moving prisoners immediately prior to an inspection in the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many rapes were reported in each prison in England and Wales in each year since 2000; (2) how many incidents of grievous bodily harm have...

      Prisons: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria the Prison Service uses to determine whether to recognise a religion for the purposes of facilitating religious ministry in prison.

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison staff were charged with disciplinary or criminal offences involving (a) importation of drugs, (b) importation of mobile telephones and...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each age group who were remanded in custody in each year since 1997 were not convicted of the offence for which they were remanded in...

      Review of the 30-year Rule

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the Government's response to the review of the 30 year rule submitted to his Department in January 2009.

      Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library an unredacted copy of the physical control in care restraint manual used in secure training centres.

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what data his Department collect on youth reoffending at middle layer super output area level; and where such data are published.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours each day young offenders spent locked in a cell at each (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c) young offender...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices there were in the (a) construction, (b) administration and human resources, (c) agricultural...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people withdrew from apprenticeship schemes before completing them in each quarter of the last five years.

      Apprentices: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent from the public purse on the (a) creation and (b) screening of television advertisements for...

      Apprentices: Nottingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were in Nottingham, North constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008-09.

      Apprentices: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many modern apprenticeships have been started in Preston since 1997.

      Capita

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of...

      Capital Investment: York

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated to (a) York College, (b) the University...

      Crossrail: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had with Crossrail Limited on its skills requirements for employees.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has spent money on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what bonuses were paid to (a) consultants and (b) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii)...

      Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department is providing to encourage micro combined heat and power generation in 2009-10.

      Graduates: Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many vacancies have been (a) advertised and (b) filled via the Graduate Talent Pool website in each month since...

      Grocery Trade: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects of implementation of the Competition Commission's...

      Grocery Trade: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his officials have had on the merits of the...

      Grocery Trade: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what evidence his Department holds on potential effects of implementation of the Competition Commission's proposals...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals in their last year at...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many non-EU overseas students discontinued an undergraduate or postgraduate course at a higher education...

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pyramid-selling schemes have been wound up by his Department after the presentation of petitions under the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many money circulation schemes have been wound up by his Department after the presentation of petitions under the...

      Leeds University: Research

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much research funding has been allocated to Leeds university in each year since 1997.

      Qualifications: Bexley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many adults in the London borough of Bexley completed a level 3 qualification in the last five years for which...

      Sector Skills Councils

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on the relicensing of sector skills councils; and if he will make a statement.

      Sector Skills Councils: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been allocated to each sector skills council in each of the last five years.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students were in receipt of education maintenance grants in each London local authority area in each of the...

      Train to Gain Programme: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding he expects to allocate to Train to Gain in each of the next three years.

      Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to paragraph 16 of "Skills for Growth", Cm 7641, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many organisations have signed the Skills Pledge in each month since it was announced.

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the budget is for (a) the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and (b) his Department's expenditure on...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding the Learning and Skills Council has provided to promote volunteering in each local authority area in each...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many firms have claimed their weekly entitlement towards the cost of providing an internship since September 2009.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Her Majesty's armed forces in Afghanistan can operate with allies that impose restrictions on the use of their forces there; whether they have made...

    • Art Galleries: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grant was given to art galleries in Merseyside in 2007 and 2008; and how it was divided.

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to publish its client fund accounts showing the most recent levels of outstanding debt owed to...

      Constitution: Succession

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the law on succession to the Crown or proposals for changing that law have been discussed with other Commonwealth countries; and, if so, what was the...

      Control Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are subject to control orders; and, of those, how many are in receipt of each type of benefit.

      Control Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent by the Home Office since the commencement of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 on providing individuals subject to control orders with...

      Control Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants are employed to administer the control orders programme.

      Cultural Development: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grants were given to organisations in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in 2007 and 2008 for cultural development.

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unauthorised incursions onto the premises of the 31 licensed civil nuclear sites in the United Kingdom there have been in each year since 2001.

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of damage to a building or equipment on the premises of the 31 licensed civil nuclear sites in the United Kingdom which were assessed to affect...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of theft or attempted theft of any nuclear material there have been at the 31 licensed civil nuclear sites in the United Kingdom in each year...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of theft or attempted theft or loss or unauthorised disclosure of sensitive nuclear information there have been at or from the 31 civil licensed...

      Extremist Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (a) Ministers, or (b) officials, have had contact with (1) Islam 4UK, (2) Al-Ghurabaa, (3) Al-Muhajiroun, (4) the Saved Sect, and (5) Sunnah wal Jamaah;...

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is working; and whether they are considering amending it.

      House of Lords: Office Equipment

      To ask the Chairman of Committees further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Barbara Follett, on 9 December 2009 (Official...

      House of Lords: Parking

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many parking places are available for members and staff of the House of Lords for (a) cars, and (b) bicycles.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they favour community rights over individual rights in considering human rights issues in other countries.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Kyrgyzstan will be the only central Asian country not invited to the international conference on Afghanistan to be held in London on 28 January 2010; if...

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 1 December (WA 28) concerning the national DNA database, what guidance they provide to assist the chief...

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials in the Northern Ireland Office earn over £100,000 a year including bonuses; what grades they are; and how much each earned in each of the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultants the Northern Ireland Office has employed since 1 January 2008; for what tasks; and at what costs.

      Phone Tapping: Members

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been involved in the telephone tapping of any member of the House of Lords since 1997.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House what changes have taken place in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to enable it to answer Questions for Written Answer within 14 days, in view of the department's...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she will publish the analysis of the number of Questions for Written Answer directed to each department between 30 April and the end of the Session,...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House further to her Written Answer on 3 December (WA 77), in respect of how many of the Questions that were not answered before the end of the 2008-09 Session was an...

      Religion: Defamation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the resolution promoted by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference before the United Nations General Assembly on the defamation of religion.

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions Royal Navy units have made contact with suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia; and, for each incident, how many suspects were involved,...

      Universities: Museums and Galleries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria regarding public access and benefit have been included in the terms of reference for Sir Muir Russell's review of funding for university museums and...

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